German designer Siren Elise Wilhelmsen exhibited her 365 knitting clock at DMY International Design Festival Berlin. The clock includes a circular knitting machine with 48 needles, a thread spool, a thread holder, and roll of yarn. The design seeks to make time a tangible, physical thing. It moves clockwise and after one year, creates a scarf two meters long. According to Wilhelmsen, time is a concept which unites us all, making it the lowest common denominator. On the one hand, time appears to be a physical phenomenon, logical and easily divided into the past, present and future. On the other hand, time can be viewed very subjectively. How long a minute, an hour or a year takes can depend on how time is experienced in different situations. However, this does not alter the fact that a day has 24 hours, one hour has 60 minutes and one minute has 60 seconds. ‘365’ seeks to give a physical manifestation to the change of time. Drawing from the change that is witnessed through the growth of human bodies and hair, the same concept is found in ‘365’ which translates time through the growth of knitted material. Via
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